AAU REGION 11 QUALIFIER: 6 Athletes To Watch During Day 2!


AAU Region 11 National Qualifier LIVE Results!

Yesterday, we posted an article with six athletes to watch during Day One of the AAU Region 11 National Qualifier in Hammond. At the bottom of this article you can read how they did. Today, we have five more athletes to watch during Day Two.

SELARR's Max Newman

 Newman is at the top of the 2024 rankings for the Louisiana middle school boys in three events--the 800m (2:08), 1600m (4:57), and 3200m (11:02).

Last year at the AAU Region 11 National Qualifier, he pulled off the distance double by winning the 1500m (5:00.89) and the 3000m (11:02.21). He also finished third in the 800m (2:19.73). 

After the national qualifier, Newman showed he could run with the big dogs on the national stage. He finished second in the 3000m at the AAU Track & Field Primary and Club Nationals with a time of 10:31.14. He also finished fourth in the 1500m with a 4:42. 

Leesville Track Club's Lina Mills-Zacapa

Mills-Zacapa closed out an outstanding high school career last month at the LHSAA Class 4A State Outdoor Meet. Now, Mills-Zacapa is enjoying her final go at the AAU age-group circuit. She is the No. 1 seed in the Womens' 17-18 3000m. Her seeded time is 10:45.

Mills-Zacapa finished tenth last year at the National AAU Junior Olympics with a time of 11:28.81. She also finished 12th in the 1500m (5:03.51)

Trojan Elite's Caleb Curry

 Curry will be competing in the 110 hurdles today after winning the 400m hurdles on yesterday with a time of 56.76. 

Curry, who graduated from Rummel last month, was the District 9-5A champion in the 110m hurdles (14.75). He finished his high school career with a seventh-place finish at the LHSAA Class 5A State Outdoor Meet with a time of 14.79.

KY Track Club's Jamarcus Young (14.30) is the No. 1 seed in the event.

Louisiana Burner's Khia Williams

Williams, who helped Lafayette to Lafayette High School to the Region 1-5A team title during the championship season, will be competing in the 200m. 

Yesterday, Williams had the second fastest 100m time in the prelims. She ran a personal record 12.17, second only to A'Shyria Burns.

She is the No.2 seed in today's 200m with a 24.58.